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Hotchpoch for documentng all sort of quotes for being used everywhre. Comments are encouraged.

Let us begin with the late Kerson Huang on divination:

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Kerson Huang and Rosemary Huang: «I Ching».
1987, Workman Publishing Co., page: 62
I wonder why the image shrinks. How could it look more readable?

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About Jade Tablet Zhang (, zhang1)
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Source: Ancient Chinese Enciclopedia of Technology
Available in Google Books, serching for «», whose protocharacter appears in 44.5 of the Changes

The quote from «The Book of Odes» belongs to «Minor odes of the kingdom» > «Decade of Qi Fu» > «Si Gan» (Mao nº 189).

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Not an author but rather many compilers

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Chapter 5, pg. 55,
The I Ching (Book of Changes): A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text, July 13, 2017 by Geoffrey Redmond
 

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Hi, Harmen:

I believe that the aparition of «含章» in H.2 y H.44 is more than mere casuality.

I dare to quote here your translation of 2.3 for comparison with that of Legge .

The third SIX, divided, (shows its subject) keeping his excellence under restraint, but firmly maintaining it. If he should have occasion to engage in the king's service, though he will not claim the success (for himself), he will bring affairs to a good issue.
J.Legge
Source: https://ctext.org/book-of-changes/kun
含章可貞, 或從王事, 无成有終
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Unrecognised outstanding service. Suitable to do the divination.
There is participation in royal affairs.
No accomplishments, but it will be finished.
H.Mesker
Source: https://www.yjcn.nl/wp/hexagram-2-line-3/
Thanks!

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Kerson Huang's H.17 version:
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From Google Books.
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I was looking for a quote in a modern french translation (Javalry), but I didn't find it. But I believe that this from a french accupunturist is worthy:
About H.44
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Michel Vinogradoff: L'esprit de l'aiguille, Springer, Paris 2006, page 44. (1)
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(1) Mere casuality?
Will translate to englsh ASSAP.
Gou, Meeting

This hexagram describes all the encounters.
Gou means a fortuitous encounter, a find that one makes on the way. It's also the conjoint, the coupling.
It is about the meeting between two beings. A meeting between a man and a woman that takes place spontaneously. Nothing is said about the evolution of this meeting. Only matters the moment when it takes place and that is what is described.

Judgment:
Vigor of the woman.
No use to catch a woman.​

The text refers to the broken line that comes to face five full lines.
Symbol of the feminine, this line dares to meet five men [sic], full features, symbols of the masculine.

Of course, such a woman would not make a good wife ...
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Jumping to become a Dragon
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«According to Chinese mythology, the Dragon’s Gate is located at the top of a waterfall cascading from a legendary mountain. Many carp swim upstream against the river’s strong current, but few are capable or brave enough for the final leap over the waterfall. If a carp successfully makes the jump, it is transformed into a powerful dragon. A Chinese dragon’s large, conspicuous scales indicate its origin from a carp...

... the five-character expression, Liyu Tiao Long Men, was originally used as a metaphor for a person’s success in passing very difficult imperial examinations, required for entry into imperial administrative service...

...To this day, when a student from a remote country village passes the rigorous national university examination in China, friends and family proudly refer to the “Liyu Tiao Long Men.” More generally, the expression is used to communicate that if a person works hard and diligently, success will one day be achieved.»

Look for the story at: www.egreenway.com/dragonsrealms/DT3.htm
[
SIZE=5]鯉魚跳龍門[/SIZE]
Li3 yu2 Tiao4 Long2 Men2
CARP_FISH LEAP DRAGON_GATE
Carp leaping over the Dragon_Gate
Ch.​

Annotation:
鯉魚 li3 yu2: carp
tiao4: to jump / to hop / to skip over / to bounce / to palpitate
龍門 Long2​men2: Longmen county in Huizhou, Guangdong / mythical Dragon gate where a carp can transform into a dragon

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